1. “They were right to let him go, we don’t need Torres. The player isn’t bigger than the club. Carroll will be a better player than Torres, he is still young. I think him and Luis Suarez will be good. But £3m will do... £35m is too much."

    (Posted on 2011-02-02 01:41:00 by James McArdle, 70, Everton)
  2. “To be honest I’m devastated that Torres has left. He was loved by everyone and he could have become a legend with us, but no one is bigger than the club, so as soon as he wanted to leave it was a case of ‘see you later’. Carroll’s a young English striker with real potential to be a great player, both for Liverpool and the international side. With the addition of Suarez it’s not all doom and gloom and some people are saying we now have two superbly talented strikers instead of one.”

    (Posted on 2011-02-02 01:37:00 by Mark Henderson, 20, West Kirby)
  3. “Torres can leg it, no one is bigger than the shirt. Suarez and Carroll should be a good partnership and I’m looking forward to the new season, hopefully we can do something now.”

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 17:56:00 by Michael Gillespie, 26, Halewood)
  4. “I’m devastated that Torres wanted to go to one of our biggest rivals and genuinely think he will live to regret the decision. But we have signed a young English player with potential and who has the hunger and fight to win trophies for LFC.”

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 17:55:00 by Luke Slater, 23, West Derby)
  5. “It’s 100 times better to have a player with potential who wants to play for you, than a world class player who doesn’t want to play for you.”

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 17:55:00 by Scott Gallagher, 19, West Derby)
  6. “I feel totally let down over Torres, the support we gave him and how he’s treated the club is an absolute disgrace. As for Carroll, he’s young with a lot of potential. £35m is a lot to pay but in today’s current footballing financial climate, was it any surprise?”

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 17:54:00 by Andy Jones, 19, Walton)
  7. “My gut feeling is that £35m is the biggest gamble, because Carroll’s only really been a six-month player and isn’t proven on the whole. Torres is just using modern football talk. Andy Carroll is a mercenary too really, he’s from Newcastle and kisses the badge like everyone else.”

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 17:53:00 by Dominic Lynsky, 40, Northampton)
  8. “Torres has not been on form for most of this season, so him leaving might be for the best.”

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 17:50:00 by Samuel Payne, 42, Wirral)
  9. "I'm not happy about the Torres switch, especially to Chelsea, but Carroll and Suarez are good replacements.”

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 17:50:00 by David Loughran, 21, Wallasey)
  10. “Well, Torres has gone to a club who has never won a Champions League trophy, unlike us who have five. It's disrespectful to the fans that he is suggesting Chelsea is a bigger club than us. The Carroll deal shows English players go for more, as there are not many top English players. But it is so high, suggesting that Carroll is one of England’s greatest players because of the record fee. Being so young he has a lot to prove he is worth that kind of money, when you can pick up David Villa for a million less.”

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 17:49:00 by Hugh Leckey, 34, Liverpool)
  11. “It was a shock sale to be honest, I didn’t see it coming personally, but Torres needed to move on. He was used goods at Liverpool.”

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 17:48:00 by Theo Blauciak, 21, Grand Central)
  12. “Torres is out-of-form, injury-prone, disloyal and clearly unhappy at the club, so good riddance. Carroll is a good enough replacement. He’s a proven goalscorer, big, hard-working and most importantly he wants to play at the club, and he even put in a transfer request to make the move happen.”

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 17:42:00 by Josh Hamilton, 20, Manchester)
  13. “You don’t keep a player who doesn’t want to be at the club, and £50m was too much to turn down. £35m may be too much for Carroll, but that remains to be seen. He is unproven, but could prove himself at Liverpool.”

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 17:41:00 by Noel Twigg, 49, Wirral)
  14. “Torres should have gone, the player didn’t want to be there, so the club were right to let him go. For Carroll, it's far too much money, £35m is just too much. He’s an unproven player and has only played in the top league for six months. I would have Carroll before Torres, because Carroll has a lot of potential and it’s better to have a player who wants to be at the club.”

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 17:38:00 by Malli Burke, 43, Wirral)
  15. “Good riddance to Torres. He hasn’t been playing well and he handed in a transfer request, we can’t have a player who doesn’t want to be there. Football’s all about money now. Players cost too much and since Sky Sports got involved football’s gone down. Working class people can’t even afford to go to matches anymore.”

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 17:36:00 by Alan Gibbons, 53, Toxteth)
  16. "I am a bit gutted about Torres actually. I saw it in the paper this morning, he was quite a good player.”

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 17:07:00 by Billie Clarkson, 19, Manchester)
  17. “I'm well gutted about Torres, obviously, but if a player doesn’t want to play for you, then maybe he should just go. I would have rather he went abroad than go to Chelsea, but clearly everything he ever said was a lie about loving the team and the city."

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 17:06:00 by Natalie Bengoechea, 20, Northampton)
  18. “No, Andy Carroll is good, but he isn’t £35m good.”

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 17:04:00 by Brian Kirk, 20, Birkenhead)
  19. "This time last year Carroll scored three goals in the Championship, so you can’t really justify £35m for that. If he wasn’t English, he wouldn’t be considered worth all that money.”

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 17:03:00 by Mark Fullah, 22, Leeds)
  20. “I’ve been watching Liverpool for 50-odd years. I think it’s a disgrace, Torres making out about how he loves them and things like that. What about all these kids who bought his stuff for Christmas?”

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 17:01:00 by Tom Blygh, 59, Liverpool)
  21. “I listened to my husband’s reaction and he wasn’t very happy about Torres. He sort of let them down by going.”

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 17:00:00 by Lisa Wood, 40, Liverpool)
  22. "I think Torres going is really sad for the game. He has just signed a new contract and he is an idol to the fans. He is saying in the press that he has gone to a top club, but Liverpool are a top club.”

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 16:59:00 by Stan Walker, 51, Liverpool)
  23. “I think paying £35m for Andy Carroll is due to the state of football now, and coming up to the summer, you have got time to negotiate and look at players. In January, it’s a question of what you have got and what you can pick up. It’s always the period when prices are inflated, with clubs desperate for a player. Inflation always plays a massive part in the price. He has only played half a season in the Premier League, usually you would get him for £15m.”"

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 16:58:00 by Joel Clark, 48, Liverpool)